Thirteenth Annual Postdoc Exhibition



SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 2020

Virtual Event

DAY 1 September 24, 2020 PROGRAM

11:00 am    Welcome Remarks

11:10 am    Keynote Presentation on “Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education- Role of early career researchers". By Prof.Tonya Peeples, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion,  Faculty in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Penn State University

12:00 pm    Keynote Workshop: “How to be an ally for diversity and inclusion” presented by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS),  Penn State Chapter representatives

12:50 pm    Remarks by Dr. Shashank Priya, Associate  VP for Research, Professor in Material Science and Engineering

1:15 pm       Lightning Talks Competition (live), Winners are at

2: 30 pm      Closing Remarks

September 25, 2020 PROGRAM


11:00 am    Opening Remarks

11:05 am    Poster/Video & Media Discussions, Networking session, winners of posters and media sessions are at

12:10 pm    Remarks by Dr. Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research

12:30 pm    Penn State Postdoc Society Outstanding Postdoc and Mentor Awards Ceremony. Recipients are Dr.Karen Poh, postdoctoral scholar, Entomology and Dr.Joan Redwing, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, Associate Director, Materials Research Institute

1:00 pm      Panel Discussion: “Job transitions & academia in the face of COVID-19”  Panelists are: Dr. Maureen Mulvihill, CEO, and co-founder, Actuated Medicals; Dr. Maren Woods,    Founder and CEO of Beyond the Ph.D., Dr.Douglas Teti, Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics, Penn State University and Prof.Kit Elam, Associate Professor in Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University

2:05 pm      Closing Remarks



2020 Exhibition Planning Committee

Chloe_Drummond.jpg Chloe Drummond, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Entomology

Josh.JPG Joshua Garber, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geosciences

Ty Lees Headshot.pngTy Lees, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Lohay headshot.JPG George Lohay, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Biology

Danielle headshot.jpgDanielle Seay, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology

Pallavi Eswara, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs